Book of Mormon Notes– How deep can you dig?

2022, February 24

Book of Mormon: “’Carnal, Sensual, and Devilish’ in the Book of Moses and the Book of Mormon, but not in the Holy Bible” by grego

Book of Mormon: “’Carnal, Sensual, and Devilish’ in the Book of Moses and the Book of Mormon, but not in the Holy Bible” by grego (c) grego

I read the phrase “carnal, sensual, and devilish” a few weeks ago and knew I had heard it before, so I checked, and yes, I had. It occurs twice in the Book of Moses, and twice in the Book of Mormon:

Book of Moses (in the Pearl of Great Price):

Moses 5:13 And Satan came among them, saying: I am also a son of God; and he commanded them, saying: Believe it not; and they believed it not, and they loved Satan more than God. And men began from that time forth to be carnal, sensual, and devilish.

Moses 6:49 Behold Satan hath come among the children of men, and tempteth them to worship him; and men have become carnal, sensual, and devilish, and are shut out from the presence of God.

Book of Mormon:

Mosiah 16:3 For they are carnal and devilish, and the devil has power over them; yea, even that old serpent that did beguile our first parents, which was the cause of their fall; which was the cause of all mankind becoming carnal, sensual, devilish, knowing evil from good, subjecting themselves to the devil.

Alma 42:10 Therefore, as they had become carnal, sensual, and devilish, by nature, this probationary state became a state for them to prepare; it became a preparatory state.

This phrase “carnal, sensual, (and) devilish” is not found in the Holy Bible (Old Testament or New Testament). I’m guessing the brass plates had more about Moses than just Genesis, along the line of the Book of Moses, and that is where the Book of Mormon speakers got the phrase.

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